Archive 2018

Conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.

09.02.2018Conference

Party Competition in Democracy

Norddeutsches Kolloquium Sozialwissenschaften
Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Time:
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Organization:
Prof. Dr. Valentin Schröder; Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe (Center for Social Science Methodology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg)
Semester:
WiSe 2017/18

Download: Programme of the conference

Place:
University of Bremen GW2
Room: B3009/B3010
Bibliothekstr. 1
28359 Bremen
Time:
08.02.2018: 1 -6 p.m.; 09.02.2018: 9:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
Organization:
Dr. Frank Meier; Dr. Thorsten Peetz

Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Room: Olbers-Saal
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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25.01.2018Lecture

Directly Representative Democracy

Prof. Michael A. Neblo (The Ohio State University)
Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
2 p.m.
Commentator of the Lecture:
Prof. Dr. André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart)
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16.01.2018Workshop

Dynamic Network Actor Models

Prof. Dr. James Hollway (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
12 - 4 p.m.
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The workshop on network dynamics introduce the R package "Goldfish" that was developed to analyze and model networks using dynamic network actor models (DyNAMs).

In a recently published paper, James Hollway and his colleagues write that DyNAMs are

  • network models that allow researchers to control for and explicitly test hypotheses about observational dependence,

  • actor-oriented and conceive of network ties as the expression of actors’ preferences and available opportunities,

  • model coordination between the two actors involved in the creation of a tie,

  • more precise than existing panel-based models as they allow to draw inference from more granular time-stamped data,

  • permit simultaneous tests of hypotheses about weighted, windowed, and signed processes.

DyNAMs thus offer an alternative to stochastic actor oriented models (Siena) and exponential random graph models (ERGM).

The workshop will be taught in English.

Place:
Unicom
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
10 - 12 a.m.
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